Greece - Municipal workers strike ended - June 30, 2017

The public-sector unions decided to suspend an ongoing strike that had led to garbage piling up in the streets, partly because of the heatwave. Union officials said they would explore other forms of labour action in the coming days. Earlier on, the local authority workers’ union, POE-OTA, had announced a 24-hour strike after what it described as a fruitless meeting with the Interior Minister. The workers demand that no contract cleaners should be dismissed after their contracts expire. According to unionists, the minister reneged on his promise to workers that they will keep their jobs. POE-OTA has put pressure onto the government to give permanent jobs to thousands of short-term workers in spite of a Court of Auditors ruling that banned the extension of fixed term contracts (see also the May-CBN).

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